Buncombe County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council seeks projects to fund

News release from Buncombe County:

The Buncombe County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) is now accepting proposals for fiscal year 2024-2025. The JCPC announces the availability of allocations totaling $66,893 in state funding for local nonprofits and public agencies working to serve youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The JCPC addresses the gaps in youth services by promoting intervention, treatment and aftercare strategies and programs which support youth, strengthen families, and advance community safety. Click here for Request for Proposals (RFP)

The JCPC is seeking innovative projects designed to address identified needs in our community highlighted in the linked Summary Risk & Needs Report, December 2023. Based on these factors and possible gaps in the Continuum of Services, the following program types will be considered for funding:

  1. Comprehensive Clinical Assessments (CCAs) / Individual or Group Counseling / Substance Use Counseling Services
  2. Restorative Services / Restorative Justice
  3. Structured Day / Tutoring / Academic Enhancement / Mentoring

Applicants should provide program services that are shown to be effective with youth and families involved with the juvenile justice system (see NCDPS JCPC Minimum Standards here). Services should be outcome-based, have an evaluation component, and demonstrate an awareness and sensitivity to Racial and Ethnic Disparities that exist in the County.

Important information for the grant application process:

  • New Applicants are required to attend a JCPC Program Application Orientation Workshop: Contact Lorraine Williams (info below) to register.
  • Applications are due Friday, April 19, 2024, by 12 p.m. Application information available in the linked RFP. Applications must be submitted online in NC ALLIES.
  • ­­­­Applicants will be required to present their proposal during an Allocations Hearing date and time TBD.
  • All applications must include the required 30% grant match requirements.

For more info, please contact:


Buncombe County is committed to building a healthy, safe, well-educated, and thriving community that is equitable and sustainable. Buncombe County invests in our community through eight grant programs supporting organizations working in support of the Buncombe 2025 Strategic Plan focus areas and goals. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are critical to our grants processes, and Buncombe County encourages participation from organizations led by and providing service to people of color/BIPOC individuals.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Division of Juvenile Justice partners with JCPCs in each county to galvanize community leaders to reduce and prevent youth involvement with the juvenile justice system. The intent is to provide alternatives to youth development centers through community-based programming, treatment, counseling or rehabilitation services for youth involved in, or at risk of involvement, in the juvenile justice system.

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